Amidst the never-ending harangue in the art industries between copyright devotees and adherents of free access to data and intellectual property, the Czech designer behind the anonymous nickname “2046” has originated the ironic conception of “aggressive copyright” based on his deeply-felt private feelings.
Because 2046 considers it problematic to find an original attribution, and does not believe that such a thing can exist in the contemporary world, he’s reduced the idea of copyright to an absurdity saying that copyright is being violated even while someone tries to remember a recently heard tune (since it is being stolen from its author) or interpret in his own way lines he’s read or images he’s seen. The author of this stinging parody even has designed a special mark (a C in a circular saw) for “aggressive copyright,” and devoted a page on the Internet to his project, proposing a law that forbids seeing, touching, smelling, or even remembering agressively copyrighted content.
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